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Fruitland Seeks to Create Dog-Waste Law

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FRUITLAND, Md. – The City of Fruitland is working to implement a new law that would make it a violation to leave dog waste in public areas. City leaders say the law is necessary following numerous complaints of dog waste being left at the Fruitland Recreational Park and Annex located on Brown Street.

According to the new ordinance, which had its first reading earlier in July, dog owners would face a $50 fine for leaving waste on public lands, roadways and other people’s private property. If the owner or guardian immediately picks up the waste, they will not be in violation.

City Solicitor Andy Mitchell said if the ordinance passes, signs will be posted making people aware of the new law. A second reading is expected in an upcoming council meeting.

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